Children and Cancer:
An Atlantic Forum

September 15, 2017
Washington, DC

This year alone, nearly 16,000 children will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States. One in eight children will not survive, making the disease the second-highest cause of death among young Americans. The Atlantic convened medical experts, policy leaders and advocates to address today's practical realities of pediatric cancer and identify ways these deaths can be reduced.

We broke down the latest in immunotherapy and how it is being used to help young patients survive and thrive. And moving beyond anecdotal evidence, we examined how big data can be used to track how pediatric cancers impact aspects of health for survivors down the road.


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Speakers

  • Caroline Belcher*
    Caroline Belcher* Cancer Patient and Survivor
  • Emily Belcher*
    Emily Belcher* Mother of Cancer Patient Caroline Belcher
  • Mary Billington
    Mary Billington Four-time cancer survivor
  • Steve Clemons
    Steve Clemons Washington Editor at Large The Atlantic
  • Timothy P. Cripe, MD, PhD
    Timothy P. Cripe, MD, PhD Division Chief, Hematology, Oncology & BMT, Nationwide Children’s Hospital; Researcher, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Brandi Davis-Dusenbery, PhD
    Brandi Davis-Dusenbery, PhD CEO Seven Bridges
  • Nancy Goodman
    Nancy Goodman Founder and Executive Director Kids v Cancer
  • Catherine Hernandez-Blades*
    Catherine Hernandez-Blades* Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications Aflac
  • Representative Brian Higgins
    Representative Brian Higgins (D-NY) Co-Chair, House Cancer Caucus
  • Olga Khazan
    Olga Khazan Staff Writer The Atlantic
  • Lillian R. Meacham, MD
    Lillian R. Meacham, MD Kathelen V. Amos Children's Chair for Cancer Survivorship, Aflac Cancer Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta; Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University
  • Adam Resnick, MD, PhD
    Adam Resnick, MD, PhD Director, Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine (D³b) Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Nita Seibel, MD
    Nita Seibel, MD National Cancer Institute Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis
  • Tom Whitehead
    Tom Whitehead Co-Founder Emily Whitehead Foundation

Agenda

  • Friday, September 15
  • 8:30 a.m.WelcomeMargaret Low, President, AtlanticLIVE
  • 8:35 a.m.Precision Therapy: A Targeted Trial Nita Seibel, National Cancer Institute Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis
    With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
  • 8:55 a.m.View from the HillRep. Brian Higgins (D-NY), Co-Chair, House Cancer Caucus
    With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
  • 9:15 a.m.Eyes on Immunotherapy Timothy P. Cripe, Division Chief, Hematology, Oncology and BMT, Nationwide Children’s Hospital; Researcher, The Ohio University Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Nancy Goodman, Founder and Executive Director, Kids v. Cancer
    Tom Whitehead, Co-Founder, Emily Whitehead Foundation
    With Olga Khazan, Staff Writer, The Atlantic
  • 9:40 a.m.A Survivor’s Story Mary Billington, Four-time cancer survivor  
    With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
  • 10:00 a.m.Big Data and the Quest for Big ResultsBrandi Davis-Dusenbery, CEO, Seven Bridges
    Lillian Meacham, Kathelen V. Amos Children’s Chair for Cancer Survivorship, Aflac Cancer Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University
    Adam Resnick, Director, Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    With Olga Khazan, Staff Writer, The Atlantic

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